Church’s retro-style Valentine’s event to fund African mission | News

One local church, raising funds to benefit an African community, is inviting the public to lace up their dancing shoes and turn back the clock this Valentine’s weekend.

Knighstville United Methodist Church is hosting its first-ever Back-to-the-Prom event on Saturday. The dinner-dance occasion will feature a three-course steak dinner, live DJ and silent auction. Childcare will also be provided at $5 per child.

The fundraiser is benefiting the construction of the first permanent church in Nyamongo, Tanzania.

The cost to purchase the land and erect a simple structure is just $600, according to Knightsville UMC Pastor Robert Harper.

“It’s not going to be the type of church we see here with pews and…

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